Physics Building Expansion Officially Opened
Physics Building Expansion Officially Opened
An extension to the Department of Physics at the University of the Free State (UFS) was officially opened on the Bloemfontein Campus on 20 April 2016.


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Prof Danie Vermeulen, new Faculty Dean
Prof Danie Vermeulen, new Faculty Dean
The Council of the UFS approved the appointment of Prof Danie Vermeulen as Dean of the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences during its meeting on 11 March 2016.


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UFS Scientists part of team: Dissecting the Milky Way
UFS Scientists part of team: Dissecting the Milky Way
H.E.S.S. (High Energy Stereoscopic System) scientists publically revealed their latest galactic discovery in the international science journal, Nature, on 16 March 2016.


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Institute for Groundwater Studies Lab Globally Endorsed
Institute for Groundwater Studies Lab Globally Endorsed
The IGS Laboratory at the UFS is on equal footing with international testing labs. With its accreditation in March 2016 by SANAS, this lab now officially meets global standards.


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Lithium-Ion Batteries Research Improving Ordinary Lives
Lithium-Ion Batteries Research Improving Ordinary Lives
The future of scientific research at the Qwaqwa Campus is in good hands. Dr L Koao is one of the members of the Vice-Chancellor’s Prestige Scholars Programme (PSP) on this Campus.


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EXBOC - Extreme Biochemistry

Prof Gaetan Borgonie

Description: Prof Gaetan Borgonie from the University of Ghent, Belgium. Tags: Prof Gaetan Borgonie,Ghent,BelgiumProf Gaetan Borgonie from the University of Ghent, Belgium.

Nematodes are among the oldest metazoans and have conquered nearly every conceivable niche on the planet. Many are free-living feeding on bacteria, but some cause considerable losses in agriculture or parasitize animals with devastating consequences. They are wormlike, simple metazoans, some of which have developed the ability to survive harsh conditions.

The search for nematodes in the ultra deep underground reflects a belief, based on years of observing the remarkable staying power of nematodes, that the ultra deep underground may harbor more than just unicellular extremophiles. To that end samples of fissure water are being taken in some of the deepest mines in the world in search for these animals.

Currently we are searching the deep mines of the Wits Goldfields for that elusive "nema".

Last updated: 17 November 2010 16:31